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Petitioning Debbie Stabenow

I Wanna Get Married:Same Sex Marriage In Michigan

Everyone deserves the RIGHT to get married regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, or sexuality. Gay's and lesbians fall in love the same way that "straight" couples do, and should be allowed to express that love for one another just like every other couple can. It shouldn't matter the sex of a couple, as long as they are happy together. Same sex couples are just as normal as everyone else. In Michigan, there are over 15,000 gay's and lesbians that cannot get married because of a law banning it, how fair is that? 

 

It is 2013, not the 1950's, it's alright to be in a same sex couple now, I promise. Same sex couples aren't mentally disabled, or disease carriers, we're like everyone else. We take our kids to the park, teach them how to ride their bike, show them right from wrong, and love them unconditionally. We go out to restaurants and order off the same menu that "straight" people do, we breathe the same air, we pay our bills, we work full time, we're doing everything that anyone else is doing, yet we cannot get married? How silly is that?

 

Let's go over The Pledge Of Allegiance, and the meaning of it, shall we?

“I pledge allegiance” (I promise to be true)

“to the flag” (to the symbol of our country)

“of the United States of America” (each state that has joined to make our country)

“and to the Republic” (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them -- the government is “of, by and for” the people)

“for which it stands,” (the flag means the country)

“one nation” (a single country)

“under God,” (the people believe in a supreme being)

“indivisible,” (the country cannot be split into parts)

“with Liberty and Justice” (with freedom and fairness)

“for all.” (for each person in the country...you and me!)

Freedom and fairness for each person in the country, I believe we do not have the fairness or freedom to get married, therefore, our Pledge Of Allegiance lies? Doesn't sound too right or fair, does it?

We need to be able to get married, and gay or not, we need supporters. Everyone deserves basic human rights, and getting married is an important moment in anybody's life, and same sex couples not being able to has gone on for too long. Marriage equality in Michigan needs to happen NOW!

Letter to
Debbie Stabenow
I'm going to quote The Pledge Of Allegiance, and give you the meaning of it, and you tell me if Michigan is doing what it says to do.
“I pledge allegiance” (I promise to be true)
“to the flag” (to the symbol of our country)
“of the United States of America” (each state that has joined to make our country)
“and to the Republic” (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them -- the government is “of, by and for” the people)
“for which it stands,” (the flag means the country)
“one nation” (a single country)
“under God,” (the people believe in a supreme being)
“indivisible,” (the country cannot be split into parts)
“with Liberty and Justice” (with freedom and fairness)
“for all.” (for each person in the country...you and me!)
Where is our freedom and fairness, when we can't even get married? Looks like Michigan isn't following this Pledge, now are they?

Ultimately, civil marriage is a basic civil right as well as a private and public commitment of love and support by two adults who love each other and are willing to do anything for each other. Marriage is a celebration of love and commitment between two people, not one man and one woman. This ultimately means that others can recognize the commitment the couple has made to one another. The choice of whether or not to marry is a personal decision, and shouldn't be something the state of Michigan, or you should be able to decide. This ban on Same Sex Marriage in Michigan is so silly, and is not right. Times have changed, and everyone deserves equal rights. Gays and lesbians deserve the right to make life and medical decisions for their partners and receive benefits and life insurance and health insurance, and Michigan not offering that is unfair. The LGBT community deserves to be able to fill out their taxes together, and not have to put single on everything. It is cruel and unfair.

Women fought for equal rights, and you know that you appreciate the right to vote, and you love that you are now allowed in Congress. You can marry who you want, and the LGBT community deserves to be able to have the same right!